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French Language for Opera 2 (MUSI90178)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMUSI90178
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students will continue their study of French phonetics, pronunciation, basic grammar (including the conjugation of verbs in the present, present perfect and past tenses), dictionary usage for literal translation of texts being prepared for operatic performances, and language coaching in the French operatic repertoire. This study of French language and diction will be applied to specific role(s) that students may be undertaking in operas being performed during the semester and/or to other operatic repertoire.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate professional level skills in the pronunciation, articulation, and enunciation of the French language in operatic performance;
  • demonstrate further understanding and application of the principles of the pronunciation, articulation, and enunciation of the French language in opera production relevant to their roles within a fully professional opera company; and
  • demonstrate further development of knowledge of the stylistic conventions and tools specific to the articulators, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and the speech sounds of the different vowels and consonants in relation to the opera repertoire;
  • understand the basics of grammar and syntax for literal translation and interpretation of texts from the repertoire of French opera;
  • understand and create basic texts in the French language, including professional level communication as appropriate to a working opera professional.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection.

Last updated: 9 November 2018